It's the N annual Jazzman Christmas Music Festival! Starting with America's greatest composer, Duke Ellington.
"I pay more to hear my band than anybody."
Bill Evans next, with huge props to Williams Hughes for the transcription.
Booker T & the MGs lay down the Christmas groove.
A little different take from Mandy Patinkin. I didn't "get" him years ago, but I've really come to appreciate his voice over the years.
How about some Aaron Neville?
The Kinks were a bunch of smartass punks long before anyone had heard of the Beasties or Green Day.
When I was 16 I was obsessed with Keith Emerson.
Then I found out who he listened to. There's an incredible/horrible story about Emerson and Smith meeting I can't find on line; I'll keep looking.
Ah, the '80's.
Some Handel, of course. Bo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o...
It's the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas, which would never have been as great as it is without the music of Vince Guaraldi.
Have an un-reformy Christmas, everyone. Back soon with more scatterplots...